Eight Questions and Seven Theses about Force Multipliers

“Force multipliers: Machines which allow a small effort to move a larger load are called force multipliers. Some examples of force multipliers include: a crowbar, wheelbarrow, nutcracker, and bottle opener. The number of times a machine multiplies the effort is called its mechanical advantage. The mechanical advantage of a machine is the number of times… Read More Eight Questions and Seven Theses about Force Multipliers

Weaponizing Anthropology: An Overview

Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State. By David H. Price. Published by CounterPunch and AK Press, Petrolia and Oakland, CA, 2011. ISBN-13: 9781849350631. 219 pages. For students already in anthropology and those interested in perhaps becoming anthropology students, for those researching the history and political economy of the social sciences, and… Read More Weaponizing Anthropology: An Overview

Review: Learning From Iraq – A Final Report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Contributed by Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill The first thing that strikes one about this 171 page report is its title: Learning from Iraq. What is being learned and for what purpose?  Surely the U.S. has no intention of doing all this again to another country? We soon learn that is precisely the intention. The report… Read More Review: Learning From Iraq – A Final Report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction